This experience will take you to escape the hustle and bustle city and ride through the charming backroads for a scenic countryside this easy 6-hours bike excursion from Siem Reap. Stop along the way to meet the locals, sample typical Cambodian cooking (included) and witness traditional crafts. The area not only has breathtaking scenery but also rich with local cultures and cuisines, making it a top day trip from Siem Reap.
We will pick you up at your accommodation. Then our guide will get you fitted with a bicycle and helmet. From here, you will cycle through the picturesque Siem Reap vegetable village where most of the vegetables and herbs you find in dishes served throughout Siem Reap are grown. Here you can get your farming skills on and pick your own veggies – which will later be used for lunch.
Next, we’ll visit the outdoor market where the locals shop for their fresh ingredients, here you’ll discover the local specialty and choose the best local snacks and fruits to try.
Soon leave the tarmac behind, pedalling down small dirt paths through the scenic countryside and watch as the local farmers cultivate, care for and harvest their produce. Not only that, but there will be lots of water buffaloes lounging about in the mud, so photo opportunities will be endless. Expect friendly greetings from locals as they go about their daily activities.
For lunch, we will get to visit a lovely local family where you’ll learn how to cook Cambodian food and using the ingredients we collected throughout the tour. Returning to Siem Reap around 2 PM.
We booked a private cycling and cooking tour for my boyfriend’s birthday weekend in Siem Reap and we got an amazing guide, Hong, who took us to the most local places around the countryside of Siem Reap.
We cycled to many different spots and we couldn’t have asked for better. A few stops included:
• A family working their garden and ready to sell at the market
• The most authentic and incredible market we’ve ever been to (and you can try delicious fragrant lemongrass fried ants snacks)
• The home of an authentic rice wine maker + sampling
• Stopping on the side of the road to have a fresh sugar cane juice at someone’s home
• A mushroom growing farm
• And our last stop, the cooking class where the dishes were to die for
We can’t thank Hong enough for being such an incredible and incredibly knowledgable tour guide.
I would highly recommend this company and we will be back trying the other tours when we are back in Siem Reap.
Beginning interactions with Sreyleak through email to gather pickup information was very kind and an easy experience. For the tour I had Ms. Leat Ron as a guild. Lovely, great english and full of so much information. She was eager to share information in a upbeat and charming way.
This tour is super great for anyone looking to get out of the major attractions, to take a moment away from the tourist and learn with locals.
We visited a couple farms, vegetables and herbs, lotus, mushrooms, and rice wine. There was a stop at a local market, bustling with chatter and local ingredients.
At the end of the tour, a the lovely cooking class ! The cook was gracious and patient. He walked me through each ingredient and step to make two dishes and one dessert. A lot of fun to make with him, also great to smell and taste the local cuisine.
Ms. Leat Ron had a great way of guiding through all the small dirt paths and staying at a steady pace. Thank you for one of the best day’s I’ve had in Siem Reap ! A truly lovely experience ! 🙂
This was our first experience to stay in Siem Reap Province. Suddenly after we arrived at the hotel we checked the cycling activity on the website. So this company had appeared. We had picked up the tour (Siem Reap Cycling and Culinary Adventure) with tour guide Mr. Gorge. He is a Guinness guide! Every places that we stop, we always laugh and really enjoy with the views on the way. This company has local experts, but mostly young people. They picked up the person who was passionated on job and enjoy. But they also have a brilliant experience to share to us!
Highly recommend this tour!
Our guides were very informative and friendly. We got to ride around the countryside and eat some local food. It was a wonderful experience 😊
I had Ms. Sreyleak as my guide on this tour. She was a delight to b2e around and provided me with useful information on the culture in the countryside. She was very accommodating and her English was superb.
I also found Siem Reaper support locals and try to be sustainable in their tours which is a plus.. I recommend this tour if you want to get away from the tourist areas and see what life is like for others in the country side. I also enjoyed cooking at a local homestay.